Samantha Donaldson Photography
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Stories | Wedding & Portrait Photographer Auckland

I photograph weddings, engagements, families, maternity, newborns and commercial. My style is natural and organic, focusing on telling a story.

claire & chris | waiheke wedding


Claire & Chris hit the weather jackpot on their wedding day. Stunning blue skies with whispy clouds were just perfect for their Onetangi Beach ceremony on Waiheke Island. They exchanged their vows beneath a big tree in front of a gorgeous arch while their guests gathered around to witness.

After a few photos on the beach we sought shade in the Olive Groves at Stonyridge Vineyard for a few more bridal pics before returning to their absolutely beautifully styled reception at The Venue.

A magical day Claire and Chris xx

Venue: The Venue, Waiheke Island | Celebrant: Premaloka Treacy | Dress: Jennys Bridal | Suit: Hallensteins | Hair: A Perfect Style | Makeup: Hannah Barber | Bridesmaids: Forever New | Flowers: Waiheke Flower Co | Stationary: DIY | Cheese Cake: Friend | Photo location: Stonyridge Vineyard | Second shooter: Lydia Harvey

Samantha Donaldson